Ray Comfort: Evangelist, disingenuous moron, and now plagiarist

Apparently the shameless twat stole someone else’s introduction to Darwin for the introduction to his own introduction for his new “edition” of Origin of Species (which goes some way towards explaining why people found the first part of his introduction surprisingly not shit).

Original text by Stan Guffey, 1997

On returning to England in 1836, Darwin set to work examining and disseminating the extensive collection of natural history specimens acquired during the voyage. He quickly established a reputation as an accomplished naturalist on the London scene. In 1839 he married Emma Wedgwood, and saw his journal of the voyage of the Beagle published. In 1842 he and Emma moved to Downe house, Kent where Emma would bear 10 children and she and he would live for the rest of their lives.

Ray’s text:

On returning to England in 1836, Darwin set to work examining and disseminating the extensive collection of specimens he acquired during the voyage. He quickly established a reputation as an accomplished naturalist on the London scene. In 1839 he married his cousin, Emma Wedgwood. That same year he published his journal of the voyage of the Beagle, which brought him immediate celebrity among London′s intellectuals. In 1842 he and Emma moved to Down House in Kent. It was there that she bore ten children and she and Charles spent the rest of their lives.

Worth noting is that the only substantial changes Ray makes to this passage (in bold) are to make Darwin sound less respectable and more attention seeking.